4WD Vehicle Recovery
One of the most important parts of four wheel driving (4WD) is ensuring that you can help yourself if a situation arises where your vehicle is stuck or has a puncture. The off road terrain produces driving conditions many would otherwise not face and it is easy in such conditions for a vehicle to be stopped.
It is a good idea to prepare a collection of spare parts to assist in the vehicle recovery process if damage has occurred to the vehicle. The following list has been compiled as a basic kit for Vehicle Recovery when 4WD Driving:
* Bottle Jack may be used for changing a flat/damaged tyre
* Bush Saw to trim any obstructing branches
* Ensure your vehicle has Front and Rear Recovery Points
* Have on board a Heavy Duty Air Compressor
* For your safety you should always carry Fire Extinguishers in your 4WD
* High Lift Jacks are needed if you get a flat tyre and have to change it
* Jacking Plate to put underneath the jack to spread the weight on soft terrain
* Make regular use of a Tyre Pressure Gauge
* Purchase a High Quality Snatch Strap for if the vehicle gets stuck
* Have on board a Rated Shackles
* Tyre Levers to assist in removing a damaged tyre (a bead breaker may also be a good idea)
* Wheel Brace to undo the wheel nuts, a long handled tool is recommended for leverage
** Please note this list is only a guide and should not be used as an exhaustive checklist.
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